How to Make Your Own Lip Balm

Want to moisturize your lips?  Want to have fun lip glosses at a fraction of the retail cost?  Want your lip balm to be made of natural ingredients?  If you answered yes to any of these I have a GREAT recipe for how to make your own lip balm that is a favorite around here!

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I love lip balm.  Love it.  I also, apparently, love to LOSE my lip balm…like all the time.  I guess I don’t lose it, I just misplace it.  It normally always turns up however never when my lips need it!  I don’t really have a solution for you today on misplacing it however I do have a great solution and recipe on how to make your own lip balm!

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Yummy kinds!  I can also tell you that this recipe is really versatile and you can use it for other things besides your lips!  Especially the peppermint and lavender!  We’ll talk more about that below!  (you can also use other essential oils besides those I used!)

I love lip balms!  However if you read the ingredient list of the drug store ones, you might be surprised at what you are adsorbing into your body as well as consuming, because you are putting it on your lips!!  This lip balm has 4 ingredients.   You can pronounce them all and have heard of them before!

Supplies Needed to Make Your Own Lip Balm:

Make your own Lip Balm
This recipe below will yield 6 tubes of lip balm.

1.  In a glass measuring cup with pour spout, add your beeswax and coconut oil.   Microwave in 30 second increments until it is melted.

2.  I pierced a Vitamin E capsule with a pin and squeezed the liquid vitamin E into the measuring cup with the coconut oil and beeswax.

3.  Add about 20 drops* of essential oils.  (it’s best to wait about 3-4 minutes from the time you take the melted mixture out of the microwave before adding the EO’s.  The time it takes to add the vitamin E is normally sufficient)

*I like to add a bit more peppermint to get that minty fresh tingle on my lips.  I also love combinations.  I did some with 20 drops peppermint and 10 drops lavender together.  <—It’s amazing!  Mix some, do some by themselves, whatever makes you happy!

4.  Pour into your lip balm containers slightly past the top.  The mixture will “shrink” when it cools so if you slightly fill so that it is just too full, then it cools to the perfect level!

This will cool fine on your counter in a matter of minutes, or you can pop in the refrigerator also!

TIPS for Consistency:

For a firmer balm – use a tablespoon more beeswax
For a softer balm – use a tablespoon more coconut oil

Tips to Make your Own Lip Balm

So above I mentioned you can use it for more than just lip balm.  My first batch was softer (more coconut oil) and I made a lavender/peppermint mixture that I like to keep in my purse.  If the kids are on my last nerve and my head wants to explode, I just put some of this on my temples.

Easily Make your own Lip Balm

To make my tubes cute and also to let me know what kind of balm was inside, I used some of my favorite washi tape from We R Memory Keepers.  A little on the tube and a little on the cap and the slender solid kind for the little tubs!

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I love these little tubs as well and have used them as hand moisturizer.  Especially the lavender one!  Spangenbaby is teething and sucks on his fingers and this cold weather has made some of them red and a bit rough.  I can dab a little on from these tubs in my purse and he is ready to go!

Make your own Natural Lip Balm

Whenever my lips start to get dry I also know that is partially because I am not drinking enough water.  Stop over to this post to see my top 5 tips to drink more water!

If you’d like to learn more about Essential Oils and how you can use them to make your own lip balm or how to use them to increase your family’s wellness I hope you will hop over here and learn more!  I am in love with mine and I know you would be too.  We have some amazing promotions on a Premium Starter Kit right now along with a ton of great FREEBIES!

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You can also check out my other projects involving Essential Oils!  They have changed my life!

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25 Responses
  • Michelle James
    March 17, 2015

    Hi Cheryl. When I read your little “about” blurb in the sidebar next to your picture I thought…wow…that is me. LOL! Only you are tons younger. My boys are 24 and 19 now. Anyway, I have always wanted to make lip balm but have never tried it because I thought it would be some long, involved process. But this sounds pretty easy! Thank you.

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      March 18, 2015

      Aww Michelle, thank you! I love meeting people who understand, ha! I thought it would be super hard too and now I whip it up on a whim! I hope you love it! Thanks for visiting my blog!!

  • Jennifer
    November 15, 2015

    When you measure the beeswax and coconut oil, is that 1/4 cup already melted or solid? My beeswax came in 1oz cubes, so I’m not sure how to measure out 1/4 cup unless I melt it first?

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      November 16, 2015

      Jennifer that was 1/4 cup solid. I would recommend grating your beeswax before melting. If not, and you try to melt the 1 oz cube, it will not melt evenly and you will be left with hardened wax.

  • Amy
    November 21, 2015

    I just made this tonight. Did you use refined or unrefined coconut oil? I actually used 25 drops of oil and I can’t really smell any of it in the lip balm. It really doesn’t have much of a smell at all.

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      January 19, 2016

      Amy, I used unrefined Organic Coconut oil. Which EO did you add to your balms? My lemon ones have lost some of their luster however I can still smell each one after quite some time and tell which is which (because a certain small person pulled off all the washi tape from the tubes!)

  • Sarah J
    December 3, 2015

    Hello! This sounds like something I would love to try. How many tubes does this recipe make?
    Thanks for sharing your ideas!

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      December 14, 2015

      Oh my goodness Sarah…I honestly cannot remember! I made several big batches of it and it took me a few tries to get the right consistency. I am so sorry. I plan to make some more soon and I will come back and let you know! I would guess 6-8 tubes.

      • Sarah
        December 15, 2015

        Thank you!
        That sounds about right to me. I made a half recipe of this and put it in the little round containers. It filled between 5-8, depending on how completely I filled them.
        I think I would like to try them in the tubes next, as it was a perfect consistency for that.
        Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  • Michelle
    April 9, 2016

    Hi Cheryl, so the beeswax I found were in the forum of beads would I still use 1/4 cup?

    Thank you!

  • Michelle
    April 12, 2016

    Also I was wondering I bought the vitamin E liquid that comes in the bottle do you know how much I should use?

  • Cullen Wood
    June 1, 2016

    I love how detailed you are with awesome pictures. Do you have a recipe for sunscreen?
    Thank you!
    Cullen :o)

  • Melanie - Bellenza
    August 17, 2016

    These would be perfect as homemade bridal shower favors!

  • Megan
    September 20, 2016

    I was wondering if you’ve had any trouble using the citrus oils in a plastic container. Typically they say to store those in a glass container so it doesn’t deteriorate the plastic. I have the plastic tubes so I’m curious if I should buy glass pots to make the lemon balm.

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      September 21, 2016

      Great question Megan! I had zero problems! We do use ours pretty fast though, however I actually just found a tube from this original batch I made for this post that had fallen back down behind my dining room buffet and it’s still perfectly fine and I used it this morning!! Lemon tubes and Lime tubes are my favorite!!!

  • Kara Morris
    December 29, 2017

    Thank you for the tutorial! Have you tried using Cinnamon Essential Oil for a lip balm? I’m thinking it might taste great, and might actually “plump” the lips a little… Just a thought, and I was also curious as to whether you’ve tried it. Thanks!

  • Elizabeth
    January 21, 2018

    I’ve never made lip balm before, but I just made this, using lavender and peppermint together, and it was so easy! I had sticks of beeswax and chopped it up a bit, so it took a while for it to melt. I’ll try grating it next time as you suggest. It filled 12 tubes and I still had extra! I poured it in a little tub.

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      January 22, 2018

      So happy Elizabeth! We love to try new combinations and oils each time we make it!

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